You clear a spot on the table around you for your laptop and pull up a slide show presentation you’ve been working off of for the last several committee meetings.
“Okay, I think this might best explain the sort of stuff I’ve been working on,” you pull up the slides, put it in presentation mode and wait for everyone’s attention.
“Ohh Yay! I can’t wait,” your mom said before a big bite of stuffing.
You start flipping through the slides and explaining the figures and the math. While you are going over the exact same information you’ve been presenting earlier, you have fancier graphics which holds the attention of your family for much longer before they start looking bored. You flip to a slide with some math, then a slide with some figures only to see the looks of excitement turn to confusion.
You present a graph analyzing the mass spectrum and the mass resolution. You proudly crafted a two dimensional color plot which sums up your exciting results.
“So here you see that my analysis scheme is outperforming all of my competition.”
“Is that because it’s red?” your dad asked.
“Yes, in some key areas”
“Hmmm, can you make the text bigger I can’t see it that well.” You make a note, but it is on your tiny laptop screen.
“I still can’t say I completely understand but it looks great!” Your mom added. “So when do you get a Nobel prize? It all looks very impressive” your mom says.
There weren’t too many substantive questions but everyone seemed to have enjoyed it. What do you do?